In our fifth Local Government Summit, the Wisconsin Academy and partners held a virtual Summit to share practical resources and explore emerging issues in local energy planning and resilience in Wisconsin communities.
Climate change continues to be one of the most serious social, economic, and environmental challenges of our time. This is true globally, nationally, and in Wisconsin.
Speakers Diane Mayerfeld and Susanne Wiesner discuss how sustainable agricultural practices can increase carbon drawdown, lead to healthy soils and other ecosystem services/benefits.
Fred Clark and Don Waller discuss how to leverage nature-based solutions in forests to foster continuous growth for maximum carbon storage and ecological complexity.
Listen to the artists and exhibition curator share ideas and images from the Vulnerable Bodies exhibition.
How can America address its big problems through government leadership and individual citizen participation?
Native systems of governance have faced intense challenges since European explorers first landed on these shores. While America's founding fathers took inspiration from Indigenous governments, the relationship between First Nations and the U.S.
"Tracing Connections Between Water and Climate," features Gary Besaw (Former Tribal Chair, Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin) and Bill Davis (Senior Legal Analyst, River Alliance of Wisconsin) discussing the integral role that "systems thinking"
An introduction to early Classical and Enlightenment experiments in democracy and the way ideas from these periods ultimately shaped the American Constitution.
Explore the conditions that gave rise to the Three Fires and Haudenosaunee confederacies and the lessons from their approaches to democratic principles.
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